Protests are taken place throughout the nation and they are taking on various forms. Larry discusses the recent protests and what they may be moving toward in the period ahead(general strike, perhaps?). He also looks to the impact they may have given our experiences with the Tea Party in the recent past. And if you look out over the horizon and see these protests continuing, how do you prepare to join in? Dr. Joe Alton a disaster preparedness expert, author of ‘The Survival Medicine Handbook’ and presenter of his own podcast(doomandboom.net)joins Larry to provide tips to surviving a protest and the general approach to situational awareness in any public place.
According to Angela Duckworth, a professor at U Penn, it’s THE characteristic that truly sets apart the men from the boys. In fact, in one of the most illuminating examples of passion and perseverance, she explains in her HUGE selling book, ‘Grit’ that it’s the only way to understand why so many of the well qualified West Point freshmen don’t make it. On the surface, they all seem capable of the rigors involved having gotten through the strenuous application process. Will we test for ‘grit’ in the future? Listen to my conversation with her.